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Pa. House passes $32.7 billion state budget that requires no tax increase

Pa. House sends $32.7 billion plan to Senate

Local Democrats, Republicans vote for $32.7B Pa. budget package

Funding’s up a bit for Pennsylvania’s public universities; will it ease tuition hikes?

How big a slice of 2018-19 state budget pie is your school district going to get?


Airbnb opposes Pa. proposal to require homestay companies to share host data

Committee approves bump stock ban and two other bills

Advocate fears for safety, welfare of victims after court blocks release of clergy sex abuse report

Rep. Mark Rozzi disappointed by delay in church sex abuse report

House tees up competing proposals to change redistricting

Christiana’s veterans’ graves bills rolled into Senate legislation

Bartolotta’s domestic violence bill advances in House


Erie officials eye new tool to address eyesores

Lifting licensing requirements for some Pennsylvania workers is long overdue


Disney/Fox reach $71B deal, blowing away Comcast

Western Pennsylvania companies still waiting on tariff relief

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, speaking in Philly, urges people to call out ‘untruth, misinformation, and just plain BS’

Employers struggling to fill summer jobs

Kurlancheek’s eyes fresh start

Reading bar wins fight with Liquor Control Board

Grubhub expanding service in Reading


Supreme Court delays release of grand jury report on church sex abuse

East Pittsburgh Shooting

Police shooting of unarmed youth in East Pittsburgh sparks outrage

Hundreds of protesters converge on East Pittsburgh to protest teen’s shooting by police

Antwon Rose remembered as academic achiever, personable, charismatic

Scene of the tragedy: The mayor’s justified tweet about police shooting

Peduto apologizes for tweets after East Pittsburgh police shot, killed teen

Officials: Newly sworn-in East Pittsburgh cop fatally shot unarmed teen


Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

Does Harrisburg value the ‘S’ in Pennsylvania STEM education? | Opinion

State investigating Old Forge school director

Why are black students in some York County schools being suspended at higher rates?

Pa. lawmakers need to back this bill providing 100 percent fair school funding | Opinion

The PIAA needs to fix its lopsided playoff system | Opinion

Teachers sue over legality of dues

Students find benefits in unpaid internships


Vice President Mike Pence endorses Scott Wagner for Pa. governor

Luzerne Democrats elect Pekarovsky new chairman

Local News

Meeting today for businesses affected by tornado

Non-profits pinched without Panera’s donations

Hanover Township to host Six County Firemen’s Convention starting Thursday

First-ever strawberry festival kicks off today in Wilkes-Barre

Zoning hearing on addiction clinic canceled

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce celebrates 150th anniversary

DA: Wallace, on paid leave, to receive no “preferential treatment” during investigation

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter closes amid distemper outbreak

Pittston Township faces lawsuit over roads

Marijuana growing facility proposed for New Kensington

Springdale hires former Monroeville officer as police chief

Finley the potbellied pig is no longer welcome in Leechburg

Berks Literacy Council gets $10,000 grant for workforce development

Perry Township residents recall halcyon days before warehouses

Reading Parking Authority member accuses City Council of taking potshots at its staff

Editorial: Appalling city planning situation needs swift attention

Safety monitors keep watch in downtown Erie

4 companies apply to run medical marijuana businesses in Lancaster County

National News

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Natural Gas

Duke study: Fracking chemicals stimulate fat cell development

New Jersey

Legislation to protect New Jersey-Pennsylvania tax pact poised for vote


After hazards were exposed, Philadelphia school district launches massive summer cleanup

After Trump-Kim summit, Philly-area family asking ‘What about my brother?’ could finally get an answer

Philly white-collar union members ratify contract

He survived Cambodia’s killing fields, only to be shot in West Philly by man with an AK-47

The opioid overdose crisis is hitting all of Philadelphia, new data show

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

City Council to decide if construction impact tax is creative financing or just another Philly tax | Editorial

So who’s behind this black-owned firm tapped to find city’s missing millions? | Jenice Armstrong


Federal authorities round up 28 suspects on drug distribution charges in Pittsburgh’s West End

Ten refugees take U.S. citizenship oath at World Refugee Day in Pittsburgh

Refugee and immigrant event in Pittsburgh welcomes new citizens

Pittsburgh schools, state contest Propel’s plan to consolidate its schools

Lyme disease rises dramatically among Pittsburgh area children, study says

Construction of ‘cap’ over Pittsburgh Crosstown Expressway could start in December

State News

Heavy rain causes havoc throughout region; Bethel Park declares state of emergency

Flooding strands people on Cook Township roof, hits other parts of Westmoreland

‘Bike Montco’ initiative envisions 800 miles of new bike paths in suburbia

Mon River lock and dam work gets $98 million

Pro-dairy campaign roll-out includes 60 billboards, PSAs

In Bucks County, a decade-old bocce rivalry between officials, seniors ‘brings people together

Lyme disease in children surges in Western Pennsylvania

Veterans’ caregivers raise program concerns at VA town hall meeting

PPL payment error affects about 40K customers

Public hearing on possible discrimination at Central Pa. golf course scheduled this week

Grandview Golf Club hearing begins today: What we know

Lead poisoning home inspectors aren’t getting paid — and some fear children are at risk


Trump airs his grievances and demands more credit – for just about everything

White House to propose merging Labor and Education into one agency

Hundreds gather for ‘Keep Families Together’ rally outside U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s office